I made this for dinner tonight using fresh pumpkin puree. While it was good, it was a little on the sweet side for my family. I probably won't be making it again, but if I did I would use a spicy sausage and maybe replace the apple juice with broth or some wine.
Yum! I made some changes, but I think the essence of the recipe remained intact. Here's what I did: I used kielbasa-type turkey sausage, so no links involved. I used dried sage instead of fresh as that was what I had on hand. I used fresh cranberries instead of dried, and I used chicken broth instead of apple juice. I don't like food as sweet as most people, so I think those last two changes were essential for my palette. Finally, I skipped the seasoned salt and used regular salt instead. Thanks for posting such a great recipe! I will certainly be making it again.
This was a really tasty dish! Yes, it was a little on the sweet side however it is going to be with the ingredients! To make it less sweet you could replace all or some of the apple juice with chicken broth. I did not read this as closely as I should before I went to the grocery so I picked up unstuffed turkey sausage- so the meat was in ground meat form rather than links. I used a granny smith apple here bc it was not specified which to use. I also used butternut puree. Thanks for sharing your creation Rita!
This was not a hit in our house, sadly. I think it came out too sweet because of the apple juice and apple. I used pumpkin instead of squash. My husband and son couldn't eat more than a bite. I thought it was ok, but wouldn't make again.
ok. i have never bothered to review a recipe online. i just had to for this. i have to qualify, though, that i used it as a skeleton recipe for my leftover stuff. i apologize to those who hate when someone reviews a recipe that they've completely changed.but this was a knockout. ok, my subs were ground turkey instead of turkey sausage; fresh crans instead of dry; pom-cran-apple juice instead of apple; leftover sweet potatoes instead of squash; regular small shell pasta (crans & meat got caught right in the nook) & didn't have cream, so finished with butter & fresh goat cheese.made it as a leftover meal just for myself, cannot stop eating it.THANK YOU, RITA--divine!
This dish is full of flavor. I used a couple of tablespoon of whole cranberry sauce, didn't have the dried cranberries. I also used butternut squash with paramesan cheese and pasta instead of tortellini. I'm looking forward to serving this dish to company.
Okay the pics look gross! But this is a great dish. I went back for seconds and wanted thirds. I have to make it again!